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More than 1 billion people now use Facebook Groups every month. Outdoor Afro founder Rue Mapp is one of them.

Rue has always loved being outdoors, but she noticed that she didn't often see other people like her hiking or camping. In 2009, she launched Outdoor Afro on Facebook, with the tagline, “Where black people and nature meet."

Outdoor Afro has grown to over a dozen chapters across the country and more than 6,000 members. The groups have organized thousands of outdoor events over the last five years. “Connection is strength,” Rue says.

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